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"The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room" is a song written by the Sherman Brothers for the Audio-Animatronic Disneyland attraction Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room, located in Adventureland. This is the first of several songs in this musical show of colorful tropical birds. The song is included in all versions of the attraction, except for Aloha e Komo Mai, where the opening song was "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" instead.

Background

Development

The Sherman Brothers were called upon to write the song after seeing an early test of the show, being instructed to come up with an introductory song. They recycled the tune from a song they wrote for the "Escape to Paradise/Water Birds" episode of Walt Disney Presents that played over behind the scenes footage of Swiss Family Robinson.

Lyrics

José: (spoken) (Yawns) Buenos Dias, senorita. My siestas are getting shorter and shorter. Oh, look at all the people, and welcome to Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room. Hey, Michael, mi amigo, pay attention, it's showtime.

Michael: (spoken) So it is, and what darlin' people I have sitting under me. Pierre, you rascal, you, let's put on the show!

Pierre: (spoken) Mon Ami, I am always ready, as you say, to put on ze show. (whistles) Oh, pardon, madame, that whistle was for my good friend, Fritz!

Fritz: (spoken) Ach Tu Lieber, I almost fell out of my noble perch. Glad to see you all aboard, uh, uh, uh, a show, or (chuckles) verever you are. Mein goodness, you're all staring at us. We better start the show rolling!

Michael: (spoken) Wait, wait! We forgot to wake up the glee club! (blows a whistle)

José: (spoken) Olé! Olé! It's showtime!

Chorus: In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room
In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room

José: All the birds sing words

Michael: And the flowers croon

Chorus: In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room

José: Welcome to our tropical hideaway, you lucky people, you!
If we weren't in the show starting right away, we'd be in the audience too!

Chorus: Altogether!
In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room
In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room

José: All the birds sing words

Michael: And the flowers croon

All: In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room

Michael: (spoken) I sing so beautiful, I should sing solo!

José: (spoken) Sí, so low, we can't hear you!

Pierre: (spoken) My voice may not be so marvelous, but my profile is out of this world.

Fritz: (spoken) Ja Wohl, but the trouble is, it's not far enough out of this world! Isn't that right, Herr Schmidt? Oh ho, I see! Schmidt has no hair!

José: (spoken) Mi amigos, stop the clucking. You sound like a bunch of old hens. There's a lot of birds waiting to go on. For instance -

Michael: The boys in the back are called macaws...

José: (spoken) Because of their claws?

Michael: (spoken) No, because they're macaws!
And our fine feathered friend is a jolly toucan and two-can sound better than one toucan can!

(toucan squawks)

José: The bird of paradise is an elegant bird - it likes to be seen and it loves to be heard!
Most little birdies will fly away, but the Tiki Room birds are here every day!

Chorus: In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room
In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room

José: All the birds sing words

Michael: And the flowers croon

Chorus: In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room

Michael: Our show is delightful, we hope you'll agree. We hope that it fills you with pleasure and glee
Because if we don't make you feel like that, we're gonna wind up on a lady's hat!

Chorus: In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room
In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room

José: All birds the sing words

Michael: And the flowers croon

Chorus: In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room

José: Our magnificent production is yet to come, so strum the guitar and beat the drum!
We've been a hit, and we know you adore us, so come on and join us in another chorus!

Chorus: In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room
In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room

Michael: (spoken) A little softer!

Chorus: (softer) All the birds sing words and the flowers croon
In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room

Michael: (spoken) A little louder!

Chorus: (louder) In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki tiki room
In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room

All the birds sing words and the flowers croon
In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room!

Announcer: And now, it gives me great pleasure to introduce four of the hippest swingers in show business! Fresh from touring New York, Las Vegas, and Shinjuku Station, here's the free-and-easy Danno!

Danno: Welcome to our tropical hideaway, you're the beautiful people, too!

Announcer: The glamorous Lava!

Lava: We're glad you've joined us here today for a musical rendezvous!

Announcer: That jammin' cat Scats!

Scats: That squawkin', rockin' old Tikiville, let's hear some noise erupt!

Announcer: And the incomparable Buddy!

Buddy: So let's all use our noise-makin' skill and we'll wake this sleepy shack up!

Chorus: 'Cuz, the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki tiki room
Is a sleepy, sleepy, sleepy, sleepy sleepy room

Buddy: Clap your hand, let your voices boom

Chorus: In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki tiki room

This old tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki tiki room

Lava: Is a sleepy, sleep-- I said a sleepy room!

Buddy: Let's all make some noise like a sonic boom

Chorus: In the fabulous, wonderful, marvelous, spectacular Tiki Room!

Let's blow the rhythm in this Tiki Room!

Announcer: On behalf of all of us here at the Enchanted Tiki Room, we want to thank you for coming here today!

Buddy: That's right! But now the time has come to migrate!

Scats: Are we headin' for Splitsville, Buddy?

Buddy: No, not us! Our friends in the audience! Folks, we're really glad you came to help us shake this shack! And we hope to see you again in...

Chorus: The tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki tiki room, the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki tiki room
Glad you came and help us in the musical, miracle, tropical, magical Tiki Room!

We thank you gang for wakin' up the Tiki Room!

Video

Trivia



v - e - d
Enchanted Tiki Room Logo Anaheim
Disney Parks
Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki RoomThe Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management)The Enchanted Tiki Room: Get the Fever!The Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai!Trader Sam'sThe Tropical HideawayRemember... Dreams Come TrueWorld of Color: Celebrate!
Media
Books: Tales from Adventureland: The Keymaster's QuestDisney Kingdoms: Enchanted Tiki Room
Characters
JoséMichaelPierreFritzEnchanted Tiki Room BirdsShowgirl BirdsClyde & ClaudeMauiKoroRongoPeleNgendeiTangaroa-RuHina KuluuaTangaroaUh-OaIagoZazuOrange BirdSaoirse Bullion-O'CallaghanStitch
Songs
The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki RoomLet's All Sing Like the Birdies SingHawaiian War ChantFinale (Farewell and Aloha)Friend Like IagoUh-Oa's SongHawaiian Roller Coaster RideAloha, E komo Mai
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